June 2016

  1. Royal Ballet - Obsidian Tear | The Invitation | Within the Golden Hour - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 13 June 2016Performance 28 May - 11 June 2016

    With its emotive subtext and restrained but telling choreography, this is a breakthrough work for McGregor. Uzma Hameed is credited as dramaturg, as she was on Woolf Works; the collaboration is clearly a happy one. 

  2. Whirligig Cinema.

    Frame - Whirlgig Cinema - Making Tracks & Consequences - Rose Theatre

    Philippa Newis, Monday 13 June 2016 — Performance: 11 June 2016

    Making Tracks takes ten existing dance shorts and presents them with re-imagined soundtracks. It is fascinating experience...  Continue Reading

  3. Lucy Carter | Michael Hulls | Nitin Sawhney - No Body - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 13 June 2016Performance 7 - 12 June 2016

    Visually, the piece is a marvel – and for anyone who has previously observed Hulls’ lighting from the audience, the magic lies in experiencing something of what it feels like to perform in it. 

  4. Connor Scott, BBC Young Dancer 2015. Photo: Guy Levy, courtesy BBC.

    BBC Young Dancer 2017 - the search is on...

    Friday 10 June 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Applications are now being accepted for the BBC's competition which seeks out the next generation of dance talent.... Continue Reading

  5. Michael Hulls' 'LightSpace' - part of No Body at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Chantal Guevara

    Lucy Carter | Michael Hulls | Nitin Sawhney — No Body - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Wednesday 8 June 2016 — Performance: 7 - 12 June 2016

    This ingenious and thrilling multi-installation production is a must see. It shows the enormous collaborative input and effort that goes into making a dance show... Continue Reading

  6. Caroline Miller. Photo: Rick Senley

    Dance UK's Caroline Miller to lead Orlando Ballet

    Wednesday 8 June 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Caroline Miller is to become Executive Director of Orlando Ballet. She will take up the role in August... Continue Reading

  7. Michael Hulls' 'LightSpace'. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    No Body - Sadler's Wells in light and sound

    Tuesday 7 June 2016

    A photo preview of the immersive installations by lighting designers, composers, choreographers and film makers to be found throughout Sadler's Wells this week... Continue Reading

  8. Salah el Brogy Company (featuring in Ignition Festival 2016). Photo: Jane Hobson

    Ignition Dance Festival 2016

    Monday 6 June 2016 by Philippa Newis

    While many dance organisations are moving eastwards, DanceWest's Ignition Festival (2 & 3 July) shows there are still good reasons to seek out new contemporary dance in West London boroughs... Continue Reading

  9. Julie Cunningham (front) - at Resolution 2016, The Place. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    Rambert's first Choreography Fellow appointed

    Monday 6 June 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Julie Cunningham, winner of a National Dance Award in 2014 for her work with the Michael Clark Company, will be the inaugural recipient of the Leverhulme Choreography Fellowship... Continue Reading

  10. Ksenia Ovsyanick in English National Ballet's 'Swan Lake' in round at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    English National Ballet - Swan Lake in the round - Royal Albert Hall

    Graham Watts, Monday 6 June 2016 — Performance: 1 - 12 June 2016

    Derek Deane’s arena production is a showy ballet. It may not be for the purists but it is a stunning and rewarding spectacle... Continue Reading

  11. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — 'Betroffenheit' - Sadler's Wells, 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Kent, Friday 3 June 2016 — Performance: 31 May & 1 June 2016

    'Betroffenheit' is German for the numbness and inertia triggered by severe shock and the work explores the emotional desert occupied by those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder... Continue Reading

  12. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 1 June 2016Performance 31 May & 1 June 2016

    With echoes of early David Lynch movies, Edvard Munch and even a touch of Hieronymous Bosch in the agonised groupings, this raises dance-theatre to an entirely new level. Not so much an entertainment as an exorcism. 

  13. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 1 June 2016Performance 31 May & 1 June 2016

    … a two-hour piece of dance theatre, which addresses the experience of human suffering with raw and heroic brilliance. 

  14. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 1 June 2016Performance 31 May & 1 June 2016

    This is a piece full of brains, craft and atmosphere.  

  15. Fearghus Ó Conchúir. Photo: Ste Murray

    Fearghus Ó Conchúir - on The Casement Project

    Wednesday 1 June 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme marking the centenary of the First World War, an ambitious project is inspired by the British peer, Irish nationalist & international humanitarian Roger Casement... Continue Reading

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